Any tips for tackling online classes?
Online classes are not the most conventional but nevertheless they are very convenient. I wrote a post about online classes and how to be excited about them! From my experience of taking online classes, the best thing to do is to be consistent and keep a schedule. What I experienced from online classes is that it can be really easy to be lazy and procrastinate since you do not actually need to show up to class or look at your professor in the face if you did not complete an assignment. Still, online classes are classes where you are graded so you need to do the work.
Something I did that was helpful when having online classes was to take notes. Even though it was not necessary since most of the material was already written and well-explained and I could use a word-processor, I found that I learned better if I physically wrote things out. It also disconnects you a bit from using the computer all the time and it was helpful to keep notes of what the class covered for studying later.
If you are tackling many online classes I would recommend that you separate a consistent time of the day or times during the week to dedicate to your classes. By creating a routine, you will not be tempted to procrastinate nor slack off since you will be used to it. An advantage of online learning is that it permits you to work at your own pace, so you can complete your assignments as early as you would like!
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